Two of YouTube’s biggest and most controversial YouTubers, KSI and Logan Paul, weighed in for their fight Friday evening in Manchester, England. The same day, the U.K.’s Culture Secretary warned the BBC, Britain’s biggest traditional TV channel, to watch its back. YouTube was coming. Whether you’re a fan of the fight or think it’s a money grab, the sheer number of press — including the BBC — in attendance at Friday’s weigh-in indicates the politician was wrong. YouTube’s already here. “I feel like for years, old media has always neglected YouTube, pushed back and felt like YouTube wasn’t a real media outlet,” KSI, the British YouTuber with 19 million subscribers, told Polygon. (Logan Paul’s management denied interview requests made ahead of time and on the day of the weigh-in.) “Now, it’s getting to the point where it’s so big you can’t ignore it.” Nearly 20,000 are expected in … [Read more...] about KSI speaks ahead of fight: YouTube is bigger than ever, and this is just the beginning
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A METEOR is looming in the skies above Fortnite:Battle Royal sparking theories the hit game is in for apocalyptic changes. It was small at first but the closer the space rock gets, the more players are left wondering what on earth is going to happen next. Is a meteor going to hit Tilted Towers in Fortnite? The meteor lighting up the skies in Fortnite is heading straight towards Tilted Towers, say many of those that play the game. Some even say the 'skydive' vibrations from the game's controller can even be translated into Morse Code. They say the buzzes spell out a coded grid location for SOS D5 - exactly where Tilted Towers is based. The theory ties in with rumours the populat spot is going to be replaced with an area called Captive Castle. Players can view the meteor in Fortnite by looking up to the Northeast from the Loot Lake area of the map. The meteor is definitely getting bigger as well - this is looking to get pretty serious after all... It seems likely that the … [Read more...] about Is the Fortnite meteor shower going to hit Tilted Towers, will it be destroyed and what other theories are there?
We’re planning on a full review next week, but seeing as the weekend, and with it the tortured paralysis of what to play, looms so close, I thought I’d share some initial thoughts on the newly-released, Warhammer vs Left 4 Dead rat-splatting sequel Vermintide 2. In short: it’s the same co-op survival formula, but now writ very, very large and very, very bloody. The biggest change to this first-person co-op survival action boogaloo is that, where the first Vermintide could feel overly-murky and sometimes claustrophobic, the sequel often lifts the roof off. There’s still no shortage of blood-red Skaven eyes glinting from dark corners, but there’s also an awful lot of daylight, and with some spectacular backdrops, like these Misty Mountains-alike: The actual space you get to run around in probably isn’t any bigger than V1’s, and there’s still a vaguely irksome element of having to discern a very particular door or set of stairs from the … [Read more...] about Vermintide 2 is grimdark ultraviolence at a spectacular scale
This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here. Vignettes encourages exploration and curiosity through manipulatable objects, hiding whole new items and stories through touch, rotation, and orientation of colorful things. Each of the bright, toy-like items that Vignettes displays hides a narrative within it, and should the player figure out how to shift these objects around, they'll awaken snake spirits, save stray cats, and more as they move through the motions. Gamasutra had a chat with Pol Clarissou of Skeleton Business, developers of Vignettes, and David Kanaga, its music designer, to talk about creating a curiosity and need to explore with a single object that seems simple at a glance, yet hides a story within its changing shapes. What's your background in making games? Clarissou: Armel (Gibson) and I have both been doing shortform experimental games for a few years during our free time. Armel also worked on … [Read more...] about Road to the IGF: Skeleton Business’ Vignettes
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies